Miniaturized Optoelectronic Transceiver for Application and Pick-Up of Biological Signals

  • Valerio Annovazzi-Lodi
  • Silvano Donati
Conference paper


We present a two-way optoelectronic transmission system for telemetry between a main instrument and a satellite mobile unit to be mounted on a laboratory animal The link employs a pair of LED/photodiode transmitters and receivers operating in regime of diffused infrared radiation from laboratory walls and ceiling.

The system offers an accuracy of 0.5% in amplitude and a signal bandwidth of IKHz with a high degree of immunity to electromagnetic noise and ambient illumination.

The small size of the mobile unit implemented in surface mount technology (SMT) and the low-voltage, low-power design, make it well-suited for an indoor telemetry link with a freely moving animal of small size. This transceiver system has been routinely utilized for Polarographic in-vivo determination of brain metabolites (DOPAC, 5-HIAA) in rats.


Diffuse Radiation Mobile Unit Brain Metabolite Electromagnetic Noise Surface Mount Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valerio Annovazzi-Lodi
    • 1
  • Silvano Donati
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di ElettronicaUniversità di PaviaPaviaItaly

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